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HOST AN EVENT

Hosting an event is a great way to get involved with Your Grateful Nation. We can work with you to customize your event while maintaining the high standards of the organization. These fundraisers may range from the intimate at-home gathering to more formal receptions. Each is integral to the success of YGN and our efforts to enhance the lives of Special Operations veterans as they transition into their next successful career.


We are so grateful for the support of individuals and businesses that recognize the value of our transition process and its tremendous benefits for our country’s heroes.

We work closely with our hosts to ensure that events meet YGN standards and requirements. Please contact us to discuss your specific event ideas, timing, and fundraising goals.
EVENTS
As a nonprofit YGN manages its time and resources as efficiently as possible. We’ve outlined for our hosts what they can expect from YGN based on the donation level they are comfortable committing to. Below you’ll find tiers for event levels and the corresponding minimum donation amounts as well as the resources a host can expect from YGN at each level.
To learn more about the various event levels, or if you have questions about the requirements for each level, please reach out to us. We’re happy to work with you to make your event a huge success.
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ONE-STAR EVENT
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$10,000 guaranteed minimum donation required
• Custom event link from YourGratefulNation.org
• “Donation Tracker” software with remote administrative support
• Approved press release
• Pre-recorded recognition video for the event from a YGN board member
• PDFs for fundraising collateral
• Approved use of brand for announcements and invites
• Executive Director’s donor outreach letter, customized for your event
• Sponsor/Donor recognition on the YGN website
• Thank you letters/donation recognition to mail out to attendees
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TWO-STAR EVENT
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$20,000 guaranteed minimum donation required
Includes everything from One-Star Event, plus:
• Remote event support for your event; if more than $25K minimum guaranteed donation a Special Operations veteran presents core messaging (10 min); a representative from YGN will attend your event as a handler/donation supervisor
• Sponsor/Donor recognition on all promotional materials and press release
• Customized video asset to be played at your event
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THREE-STAR EVENT
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$50,000 guaranteed minimum donation required
Includes everything from Two-Star Event, plus:
• Dedicated pre-event and onsite support from YGN staff
• A trained Special Operations veteran will speak at your event, utilizing presentation messaging for the YGN transition program
• Presentation from a YGN board member
• Targeted press and marketing outreach by YGN
• Corporate sponsor support
 customized for your event including a pre-or-post “meet & greet” photo op experience with a Special Operations veteran
• Customized “Thank You” notes from a Special Operations veteran presenter
• A signed Special Operations photograph for silent auction
• Support for auction marketing on the YGN website
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FOUR-STAR EVENT
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$75,000 guaranteed minimum donation required
Includes everything from Three-Star Event, plus:
• Rob O’Neill will deliver a keynote address at your event
• A VIP meet & greet/photo session with Rob O’Neill
• Three to five Signed Special Operations photographs for silent auction
• Recognition during your event by a YGN rep for all event sponsors and donors
• A customized “Thank You” note for all attendees signed by Rob O’Neill
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FIVE-STAR EVENT
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$125,000 guaranteed minimum donation required
Includes everything from Four-Star Event, plus:
• Custom content created for your event
• Option to host additional sub-events, including a book signing with Rob O’Neill (late 2016)
• Private presentation for core group (50 people), golf outing, or hosted cocktail reception with journalist-led fireside chat
• With a guaranteed minimum donation of more the $125K, any level of customization is possible